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King_Fisher




msg:3485854
 8:21 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ive been around long enough to know about this. But to tell the truth I never
had much interest in domain parking. I always heard it made very little money
(if any!)

Consequently I have never read up on it or follow any threads that pertain to
that subject.

But that being said I have 16 domains registered at Go Daddy that are setting idle. If I could make enough money to pay for hosting and maybe have enough left over for a hot dog I might try it.

Is it worth the effort? Has anyone made any significant money from theirs?

Any info. or pointing to past threads will be much appreciated! Thanks!...KF

 

sem4u




msg:3485861
 8:52 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

The best thing to do is give it a try. I do get some impressions and clicks from a couple of expired domains that I picked up.

tomda




msg:3486030
 10:17 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah! Domain parking pays peanuts.

I have about 20 domains parked at S*DO and I made 9 Euros in a year. 99 % of my clicks are coming from one domain only which had a high CTR of about 25 %. All others domains (mostly 4 letters .com) have zero clicks, despite having 10 to 15 page views per month.

So, if you are successfull, you can definitely pay back your registrar fee in a year (10 USD divided by 365 days, that is 0,027 USD per day or approx. 1 to 2 clicks per day).

Here some tips that I have learn from my 1-year past experience.

A/ As mentionned Sem4u, you can go for expired domains. You may have some clicks, but only in the first and second months.

B/ Use the cancellation method, some registrar allow you to cancel the registration within a period of 4 days. That what parking guys are doing, they purchase a DNS, park it and test it for 2 to 3 days. If no click, then they cancel the registration. This way they only keep DNS that can at least cover the registration fee.

C/ The only DNS that give me clicks are typo-domains or domains almost-similar to popular websites.

But, as said in the beginning, the pay is so low... Therefore, I have decided to create minisites for DNS I want to keep and a landing page (this domain is for sale) for DNS I am trying to sale.

And I am looking forward to learn new tips about successfull domain parking.

Cheers

Hunter




msg:3486918
 5:14 am on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ive been around long enough to know about this. But to tell the truth I never had much interest in domain parking. I always heard it made very little money (if any!)

KF, here's a bit of tough love...hope your ready and hope you don't mind. You may have been around the web long enough in general, but if you had been around domains long enough then you would have a lot of interest in domain parking and you would know that parking does make $.

But that being said I have 16 domains registered at Go Daddy that are setting idle.

Unless you have put in private nameservers, godaddy has put up it's own parked pages on YOUR domains...hmmm...

Is it worth the effort? Has anyone made any significant money from theirs?

Yes and Yes. Theres lots of info out there and I and others are happy to help, don't get me wrong, just try to ask the right questions.

ddmedia




msg:3487481
 4:40 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

It really depends on the domain name. If you have traffic coming in and your RPM is high (e.g. revenue per thousand impressions is much higher for financial names then games names) you can make a lot of money. I have done my fair share of PPC in the past but there is nothing better than building out a good content site. You can still try it out wiith companies like domainsponsor.com or sedo.com

If your names are just sitting at Godaddy right now and people are visiting the domain and clicking on Ads then GoDaddy is making money off of the name and not you.

Laker




msg:3487581
 5:57 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I always heard it made very little money (if any!)

This is not my experience.

Webwork




msg:3487679
 7:14 pm on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

If the domain portfolio - parked - pays for itself that's a good thing. Even better for those of us who are more intent on building websites than on simply parking domains.

Parking is a useful way of monetizing land pending development. I analogize parking to owning a corner lot on a highway, one that the owner leases to the hot dog or flower vendor, to help "pay the taxes on the land", pending building a gas station or restaurant.

It's a game that requires a bit of research OR, as they used to say in the mainframe computer business "big iron" ~ i.e, the tactics of the massive domain tasting operators, who just keep slinging made up domains (test registrations) to see what gets hits.

[edited by: Webwork at 8:10 pm (utc) on Oct. 25, 2007]

axina001




msg:3506351
 3:51 am on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Some parking programs are very good. However, it is too hard to get an account for me.

[edited by: Webwork at 11:59 am (utc) on Nov. 16, 2007]
[edit reason] No soliciting or doing business. See Charter. [/edit]

dailypress




msg:3507055
 8:10 pm on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

wouldnt you be better off just making a one page website with google adsense on it?
If you are allowed to host more websites for free on your same account, I would point the domain to a one page site. you never know, you may get some backlinks and in a few years it may be helpful.

tomda




msg:3515122
 10:09 am on Nov 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

wouldnt you be better off just making a one page website with google adsense on it?

No, you can't... Google may ban you for doing this.
You need at least some content (10 pages) so that it looks like a minisite.

dailypress




msg:3521389
 3:23 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Tomda: where does it say you need 10 pages!
I have a few sites that are only 4-5 pages and have never heard about the penalty!

bogat




msg:3536937
 10:06 am on Dec 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Domain parking does not cost anything to try.

It makes sense (to me at least), to get the revenue (even if it's only pennies) instead of giving it away to GD.

Once you have a cash parking account, it only takes a moment to point the DNS and add the domain.

King_Fisher




msg:3537089
 7:06 pm on Dec 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys for all the valuable information/advice!

Decided to go ahead with the parking and see what happens.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!...KF

Wishing all a Happy and PROSPEROUS New Year!

Tiebreaker




msg:3537324
 9:36 am on Dec 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Tomda: where does it say you need 10 pages!
I have a few sites that are only 4-5 pages and have never heard about the penalty!

I'd like to see where it says that too.

I think that as long as the site has a decent amount of genuine, unique content on it (with no PPC arbitrage going on) you will be fine - even if it's a one page site.

coolcode007




msg:3546704
 6:16 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

depends on the traffic, some of my parked domains (expired domains) which i registered few years back still deliver around 100 hits a month and i do get around $0.5 per month out of parking, just enough to cover the registration fees. on the same time those domains are for sale which i earned good $$$ by selling few

centime




msg:3546718
 6:42 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

domain parking costs money , perhaps there are some free ones out there, but I haven't found it remotely worthwhile financially,

However, the statistics make interesting reading

Laker




msg:3546732
 7:04 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

domain parking costs money , perhaps there are some free ones out there

centime, can you clarify what you mean by "domain parking costs money"?

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